Due to the increased shortages of staff because of the many staff cuts being implemented across all sectors, the useful exercise of debriefing is often overlooked or ignored. Given that the pool of tenderers will grow over the coming years, it is a time-saving and perhaps critical part of forward planning to provide them with specific feedback. Partnered with the public client, we can provide specific formats to make the most of these debriefing sessions.
Debriefing motivates tenderers to add to their skills or resources or simply try harder to present them in a useful way. This results in less time wasted by the public client in evaluating responses that prove to be be non-compliant and / or lacking in responsiveness in their approach. Due to the increased number of private sector suppliers, tendering for public sector contracts the requirement to provide de-briefing to unsuccessful tenderers is a necessary part of the entire process.
As a result of the EU Remedies Directive and standstill period, tenderers should be provided with the reasons for rejection and the characteristics and relative advantages of the tender selected. Our experienced procurement advisors can provide you with best practice debriefing assistance and prepare correspondence specific to the actual contract award criteria in line with the EU Remedies Directive.